Lab Technician


Reference Number: 895871-W
Type of placement: Contract, Contract, 1 Year
Location: Switzerland, North West


Perform scientific experiments or analytical processes for the preparation and timely delivery of drug substances (DS), drug products (DP), processes and procedures in collaboration with other analytical experts.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and validate analytical methods with a focus on x-ray powder diffractometry (XRPD), infrared spectroscopy (IR), micro calorimetry and/or thermal analyses in the area of solid state characterization.
  • Support the physical-chemical characterization of active pharmaceutical ingredients, especially in salt and polymorphism programs.
  • Perform and document scientific experiments under GMP in collaboration with experienced team members, if necessary. Seek proactively for support and coaching from Scientific Expert/or other team members during the whole process if necessary.
  • Provide GMP documentation of raw data, evaluation and contribute to interpretation of results. Provide input for the selection of next experiments.
  • Actively support the transfer of analytical procedures to CRO's and production sites, including process steering controls etc.
  • Contribute to lab procedures, reports and/or instructions and/or SOPs.
  • Schedule and perform routine maintenance of lab instruments/equipment.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of new lab equipment.
  • Actively perform safety and literature searches in collaboration with relevant and experienced team members
  • Keep record of chemicals, intermediates, excipients and solvents within own area of responsibility.
  • Communicate and address problems, perform safety and literature searches under guidance from more experienced team members.
  • Recognize and communicate complex problems within the project team or network if necessary together with the respective Project Leader, Network leader or Senior Scientific Expert or a relevant team member.
  • Actively contribute to team goals.
  • Collaborate with other team members to facilitate deliveries of DS and/or DP.
  • Actively participate in project teams/meetings/networks.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as Technician or 0-4 years (for BSc) or 0-2 years (for MSc).
  • Awareness for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment.
  • Adequate scientific or technical knowledge in the analytical area.
  • Basic knowledge in scientific/technical areas of collaboration.
  • Good knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tools.
  • Adequate knowledge of software and computer tools.
  • Basic presentation skills.
  • Language: The main part of our communication and documentation is in English. Therefore, fluent English is required. In addition, German and/or French would be an advantage.
  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required